Call for nominations for Name(s) of the Year

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 21 02:16:10 UTC 2013

Nickname - "Tealiban"   for the Tea Party.  Ripped from Taliban for their anti-women and shut down the government stances.
Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
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> Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:01:35 -0600
> From: cleveland.evans at BELLEVUE.EDU
> Subject: Call for nominations for Name(s) of the Year
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Cleve Evans <cleveland.evans at BELLEVUE.EDU>
> Subject:      Call for nominations for Name(s) of the Year
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> Very sorry I forgot to post this to this listserve before now. Looking forw=
> ard to being with ADS in Minneapolis:
>           The American Name Society requests nominations for the "Names of =
> the Year for 2013". The names selected will be ones that best illustrates, =
> through their creation and/or use during the past 18 months, important tren=
> ds in the culture of the United States and Canada.
>                 Nominations are called for in the four following categories=
> :
> Personal Names: Names or nicknames of individual real people, animals, or h=
> urricanes.
> Place Names: Names or nicknames of any real geographical location, includin=
> g all natural features, political subdivisions, streets, and buildings. Nam=
> es of national or ethnic groups would be included here.
> Trade Names: Names of real commercial products, as well as names of both fo=
> r-profit and non-profit companies and organizations, including businesses, =
> universities, and political parties.
> Fictional/Literary Names: Names of fictional persons, places, or institutio=
> ns, in any written, oral, or visual medium, as well as titles of art works,=
>  books, plays, television programs, or movies.
> Winners will be chosen in each category, and then a final vote will determi=
> ne the overall Name of the Year for 2013. Anyone may nominate a name. All m=
> embers of the American Name Society attending the annual meeting will selec=
> t the winner from among the nominees at the annual ANS meeting in Boston, M=
> A on January 3, 2014. The winner will be announced that evening at a joint =
> celebration with the American Dialect Society.
>                 Advance nominations must be received before January 1, 2014=
> , though nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the annual mee=
> ting. Please send your nominations, along with a brief rationale, by United=
>  States mail or e-mail to:
> Dr. Cleveland K. Evans
> Psychology Department
> Bellevue University
> 1000 Galvin Road South
> Bellevue, NE 68005-3098
> cleveland.evans at
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